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Brazil court freezes Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute

A Brazilian judge has blocked access to a portion of Facebook's Brazilian bank accounts after it repeatedly ignored requests for WhatsApp user data in a drug case.

By 1 July 2016


Tim Cook says Apple's dispute with FBI is best handled this way

In an email to Apple employees, the CEO thanks his supporters and offers the government an alternative to the demand for iPhone access that "threatens everyone's civil liberties."

By 23 February 2016


Apple to pay a reported $350 million to settle Italian tax dispute

The deal between Apple and tax authorities in Italy settles a disagreement over more than $1 billion in revenue dating back to 2013.

By 31 December 2015


Apple wants Samsung to cough up $180M more in patent dispute

Just when it seemed like the smartphone rivals had finally agreed on a dollar figure for damages in the years-old case, Apple files a supplemental bill.

By 27 December 2015


Apple faces $862M fine after losing processor patent dispute

A federal jury has ruled that Apple infringed on a patent held by the University of Wisconsin relating to chips the company uses in its iPhones and iPads.

By 14 October 2015


Judge orders WhatsApp blocked in Brazil -- again

The latest ban there is the third for the Facebook-owned app since December. The suspension will be lifted when the company turns over data related to a criminal case, says a court.

By 20 July 2016


Ex-BlackBerry CEO Heins resigns from wireless charging company

His resignation is part of a larger revamp of Powermat as it looks to focus on wireless charging again.

By 29 June 2016


Qualcomm says Chinese phonemaker Meizu illegally using its tech

The chip maker said it filed a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.

By 24 June 2016


Uber fined in France for running illegal service

The ride-hailing service suffers yet another setback in France.

By 9 June 2016


Cell phones and cancer: 9 things you should know right now

The debate over whether cell phone use is hazardous to your health isn't over, and it may never be.

By 7 June 2016